Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Sequel to Hell Gates is getting an English Translation

Hell Gates 2 - Valadurs Erbe is a direct sequel to the action RPG Hell Gates. Until today, it was only available in German and anyone else was missing out on this 20+ hours epic tale. But as you can see in the video below, I am currently translating the game into good old English.

Hell Gates 2 is a complex action RPG with Zelda-like puzzle dungeons and a combat system that is very reminiscent of the Secret of Mana series.

Current State of the Translation Project

The introduction chapter is already completely translated (approx. 30 minutes of gameplay). I am currently translating the systems and menu screens. When this is finished, the game will already be playable from beginning to end for non-German speakers, although you will miss out on the story and dialogue. As you can guess, once the story is translated, you can enjoy the complete experience that Hell Gates 2 offers.

The complete experience? Well, almost. There is a sub-game within the game that is hard-coded into the engine. There is no way to have this part available in both languages. What can we do here? I decided to completely remove this sub-game and create a new one (the old one wasn´t too good, so it is not a big loss).

Be the first to play the English Version

A lot of time and work is still required until completion of the Hell Gates 2 translation project. If you are curious and want to try the English Version while it is still in the making, there is a certain way to do it, continue reading to find out how.

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Hell Gates and Hell Gates 2 are both available for free from the Wiki Download Archive. Forever. No strings attached. No DLC or whatever the big companies can cook up.
If you want to support this game series in general, it is possible to do so on the Hell Gates 2 patreon page. If you don´t know what patreon is, here is a brief explanation: it is a platform where all kind of creative content creators gather and present their work. People who like their work, can decide to support their favorite artists and become a patron of their work (1$ or more, it is entirely up to you).

Since the Hell Gates games are for free, there is not much that I can offer you as a reward if you become a patron. So I came up with this idea: every patron gets access to my private download archive where the latest work-in-progress version of the Hell Gates 2 translation is available. Don´t worry, saves are fully compatible between version updates and the versions are always fully playable (minus the incomplete translation).
If you don´t want to spend money, that´s entirely fine. You can still see the latest progress reports on the Hell Gates patreon page.

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Hell Gates 2 on patreon

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